Telehealth medication abortion services ease access to care for underserved US communities

Telehealth medication abortion services help make abortion care access more convenient and accessible for underserved communities in the U.S., according to a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Network Open.

“Due to limited in-clinic access throughout the country, telehealth medication abortion services, including online consultations and medications delivered directly to patients, can make abortion care more convenient and accessible,” Anna E. Fiastro, MPH, MEM, PhD, research scientist in the department of family medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues wrote. “Other areas of health care have documented disparities in telehealth access, although less is known about telehealth medication abortion services.”…”

By Molly
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